Steven Morris

Steven Morris:


Steven is Head of Commercial Litigation of the Dispute Resolution department with over 30 years´ experience specialising in multi jurisdictional and international cases and arbitrations.

Steven specialises in:

• international commercial litigation and international arbitration
• dry shipping
• partnership disputes
• civil fraud and related matters
• company shareholder disputes
• insolvency law
• administrative law
• professional negligence

With experience in offshore tax-related work, he also undertakes trust and tax-related litigation.

Steven heads up the Arbitration Group and has experience in dealing with a wide range of arbitration including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA) and the London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA).

His clients range from private individuals to multinational companies and foreign Governments. He has significant experience in conducting litigation overseas on behalf of UK individuals and corporations and has advised clients in a wide variety of actions.  Following a postgraduate degree specialising in international law, Steven has also been instructed in a public international law case before the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Steven is a CEDR accredited mediator. He is a member of the International Law Association. Steven has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Business Council, having been a Council member since 2003. Steven has particularly close links with the Asian Sub-Continent and the Middle East, in particular Egypt, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Lebanon.  

Recent work

  • acting for Mr Magdy Zeid and his family in claims for US $85m against Credit Suisse (Commercial Court and Court of Appeal) on mis-selling of structured products
  • acting for Mr Faisal Almhairat in multi-million pound claim against Middle East parties involving fraud and money laundering
  • acting for HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, a member of the Saudi Royal Family in proceedings before the English Court in a matter raising issues of state immunity and a claim for alleged breach of an alleged oral contract; acting for the Prince at trial and on the successful appeal to the Court of Appeal
  • advising in both ICC and LCIA Arbitrations concerning energy contracts involving a state-owned entity in a country in the Asian sub-continent
  • acting for a state-owned entity in Pakistan resisting claims against it on the basis that it had been induced to give a guarantee by fraudulent misrepresentations
  • acting for His Excellency Sheikh Ghassan Shaker in a case involving a cause of action for fraud relating to misappropriation of the proceeds of sale of a business; consideration of the reflective loss principle.